C8 Mid Engine Corvette Engine Update

Discussion in 'Track Cars and Other Cars Forum' started by VoodooBoss, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. 302BOB

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    I'm in Comp Orange (My-Hon's choice ) since new, so I know what you go thru...............
     
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    Guys: Ford retired the FGT from WEC at the end of this season.

    Honestly, it wasn’t that successful in WEC. It’s claim to fame came with its class win at LeMans in 2016 against outdated competition and before it was even homlogated.

    Organizers gave it a huge pass on homlogation because it was the “big anniversary” year of the “ return” to LeMans and the marketing opportunity was way too juicy to pass up.

    It didn’t win at LeMans ever again.

    It never won the IMSA or FIA WEC Manufactures Championship either where it competed.

    It has been gradually out paced by the competition including Porsche which finished 1,2 at LeMans in 2018 and won the IMSA WEC Championship in 2019 with the 991RSR.

    It is no competition for the new 992 RSR and likely not for the new C8R.

    Truth is the Gen II FGT was a better race car and did it in privateer hands with Matech. It even won the FIA GT3 Championship and was invited to LeMans on its own merit in 2010 not because of a marketing opportunity and was leading in class for 8 hours until another car hit it.

    Ask me how I remember.

    It’s just amazing how marketing hype can over shadow reality.
     
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    This was an epic battle between the Rothman Livery 991RSR and the FGT though from LeMans in 2018.
     
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    Holy hell does that rev fast! Flat plane? Fast forward to 0:40, so you don't have to listen to the annoying commentary of whoever is recording.
     
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    Yeah FPC. Personally, I much prefer the sound of the old engine. Last year at Daytona the Corvettes and Caddy DPis were by far the best sounding cars out there. Just can't beat the sound of the ground pounding 'murican V8 engine. Not loving this new one's sound so much....

    I have new found respect for Corvettes, my garage last week:
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